Ole Evinrude


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in Gjøvik, Norway
April 19, 1877

Died
July 12, 1934

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Ole Evinrude, born Ole Andreassen Aaslundeie (April 19, 1877 – July 12, 1934) was a Norwegian-American inventor, known for the invention of the first outboard motor with practical commercial application.

Ole Evinrude was born in Hunndalen in Vardal municipality (now Gjøvik), in Oppland, Norway. The Evinrude surname, which he adopted in the United States, came from the Evenrud farm in Vestre Toten, where his mother was born. In October 1881, his father emigrated to America, followed the next year by Evinrude, his mother and two siblings. Three additional siblings were born in America. The family settled on a farm in Ripley Lake near Cambridge, Wisconsin. At age sixteen, Evinrude went to Madison, where he worked in machinery stores and studied
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